According to the Siberian Times, a man named Pavel Yefimov, who is a local resident discovered a severed head of a wolf last summer on the banks of the Tirekhtyakh river close to the Arctic Circle in the Region of Yakutia.
The Wolf died 40,000 years ago, and because of the freezing conditions, the fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are so well preserved and largely intact.
The severed head was handed to the Science of Yakutia. Sample and measurement data were sent abroad via Researchers of the academy to get help from colleagues in Japan and Sweden. They determined the age of the wolf as approximately 40,000 years, the news outlet claimed.
Reuters Tv provided a Footage which shows the head of an animal, bigger than that of modern wold, with teeth visible and fur, but its eyes are missing.
Researchers used a technique called undergo plastination, this technique is used to replace water and fat with plastics that prevents decay and keep tissue for scientific purposes.
“This is a fixation by chemical means, so that the fur would not come off and so that we could keep it unfrozen,” Valery Plotnikov, one of the academy scientists, said in the footage.
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